‘Awake!’ he said. ‘The enemies of Muḥammad are marching toward the city. They will wipe out everything that we love about our holy Faith. We must fight them. If we do not fight, they will kill all of us. The man who is the head of these killers, Mullá Ḥusayn, came one day to my class. He paid no attention to what I was saying and he insulted me in front of my own disciples. When I refused to agree with him, he became angry and said he would force me to accept his ideas in the future.'
Mullá Ḥusayn, Chapter 9 (Part 1 of 8)
he said 'Now he is coming. His men are near the gates of the city. It is the duty of all the people of Bárfurúsh, both young and old, both men and women, to collect every gun and knife, stick and stone, and fight against these dangerous men. Tomorrow, at the hour of dawn, you must kill every man in Mullá Ḥusayn’s company.’
So afraid were the people of Bárfurúsh that they would be killed by Mullá Ḥusayn that they prepared to fight. They did not know that Mullá Ḥusayn and his men wanted only to pass through their town peacefully and tell them about the coming of the Promised One. No! They believed their leader without thinking, and prepared themselves to kill.